Lock it in!
Microsoft has confirmed that their next-generation console, the Xbox Series X, will launch in November 2020.
They announced this in a blog post on the Xbox website, alongside the news of Halo Infinite‘s delay. They stated:
We have plenty to keep you busy until Chief arrives: There will be thousands of games to play, spanning four generations, when Xbox Series X launches globally this November and over 100 optimized for Xbox Series X titles, built to take full advantage of our most powerful console, are planned for this year.– Will Tuttle, Xbox Wire Editor in Chief
They also talk about the features we should expect to find in this new console:
…with brand new console features like hardware-accelerated Direct X raytracing, framerates up to 120 frames per second, faster loading times, and Quick Resume for multiple games, playing will look and feel better, no matter which games you choose to play on day one.Will Tuttle, Xbox Wire Editor in Chief
Along with these features, they’ve also announced that games from the previous generations can be played all on the one console:
Playing your favorite games and franchises across four generations of Xbox was a key tenet for us in the next generation of console gaming. This commitment means that you will have access to thousands of titles across four generations of content – from Xbox, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.
No word yet on an exact date or the price we can expect as of yet, but we expect that it’s not too far away.